NORFOLK, Va., June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Entrepreneurs who agree or strongly agree that “now is a good time to start a business” reached 67% in May, up from April’s reading at 65.4% of respondents, and the second-highest in 11 months. FranchiseInsights.com compiles monthly the Small Business Startup Sentiment Index™ (SSI) of individuals who have recently inquired about businesses for sale.
The most recent Startup Sentiment Index™ survey was conducted May 20-27, 2021, as U.S. adult vaccination rates approached 63% and states relaxed business and travel restrictions as the Memorial Day holiday weekend approached.
- Future business conditions: Respondents see further improvement ahead, with 51.4% of respondents believing that, in three months, business conditions will be “better” or “much better” than now.
- Access to funding: The percentage of entrepreneurs concerned over acquiring adequate funding was essentially…